Saturday, December 30
Friday, December 29
Thursday, December 28
Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Brandan pulls off a varial heelflip in pretty much the exact same spot I did, almost exactly a year ago, both photos taken by Russ.......creepy. The only difference is this time Russ has way better camera gear. Score: Brandan - 1, Jay - 0.
Wednesday, December 27
So it seems Russ Morland has scored himself a spot in a prestigious art show titled Useless Wooden Toys. The show will feature 27 artists from North America, and Europe, and includes the likes of Natas Kaupas, Chris "dune" Pastras, and Clint Peterson. Each artist custom designs one of these Furni clocks, which will then be auctioned off on Ebay with 100% of the proceeds going to the skate 4 cancer foundation. Not only does Russ' work showcase beside some of the biggest skating legends, and artists of all time, but it is for a fantastic cause. I nod in your general direction Russ. Good work.
Tuesday, December 26
Gapping out to a ledge is scary enough. But when that ledge is at a 45 degree angle, and the end of it is 6 inches off the ground, it makes it...well....scary. The skaters involved came out unscathed, and Russ came out with some super rad photos. I can't wait till the next session to see what contraption will be constructed....well, in two sessions from now I can't wait...I'll be in Vancouver this weekend.
Monday, December 25
A little bit of ingenuity, a little bit of balls, and we've got ourselves some fantastic photos!! I'm only going to put up two today....keep you wanting more godammit. If anyone knows how hard it is to hop on somebody else's board and get used to it....try jumping up on this contraption, like Soros did.
Sunday, December 24
The Christmas indoor skate was a success!!! Thanks to all involved for making this happen!! Huge thank you goes out to Kitsch, Manual, Concyse, Confusion, and 133 Skateshop for donating some awesome prizes!!!! Everyone seemed to have fun. Pat decided to win most of the decks we had for prizes, Soros can skate anyones board, Mat is on our team for a reason. Nanaimo's skate population will now be wearing most of my clothes, thanks to my closet for the generous donation. Thanks everyone for showing your support for Nanaimo's skate scene!!! Have a good Christmas!!!!
Saturday, December 23
Don't forget about the indoor skate session tonight. Beban Rec Centre, in the Centenial Building. Starts at 7:30pm. Be there...or, don't...be there. Your choice.
Friday, December 22
One of the best videos of the year has just entered our shop. Bigger and Better Things, a film by some local Vancouver guys. Featuring Sascha Daley, Stash, Stacy Gabriel, Chad Dickson, and plenty more, I'm not joking when I say this is one of the best videos I've seen in a long time. Stacy Gabriel will blow your mind!!!! He does tricks on the hotspot ledges that your brain can't even comprehend. Come on down for a copy, it's only $24. With bonus features that are basically full extra parts from each rider, the 24 bucks is more than worth it.
Thursday, December 21
He recently tried the super jump at Bob Burnquist's house, and made it, but when he hit the 25 foot quarter pipe he bailed to flat....and well, by the video, it looks as though his leg exploded.
Wednesday, December 20
Don't forget about the indoor session on saturday December 23rd, 7:30pm sharp. We will have free pop, and some chips, and stuff to give away for prizes. It will be funtime. I repeat, Saturday December 23rd, 7:30pm, at the Centenial building....if you don't know where it is, call DNA for directions.
Tuesday, December 19
Monday, December 18
Sunday, December 17
A huge thanks for everyone who turned up for the indoor session last night. It was a huuuge success. About 35-40 people came out to support the first winter session of the year!!! Thanks to everybody who donated a few extra rails and boxes this year, it worked out well considering the big turn out. Don't forget that next week is the Christmas skate. Saturday December 23rd. The session will be free for those who came out last night. First time attendees will pay their 5 bucks. We will have pop, chips, prizes, and other goodies for the Christmas skate. I'll get some photos up later today from last nights session.......if Rigo lets me see them...haha.
Friday, December 15
It's that time of year again. Yes, Christmas, and the UNeK clothing extravaganza. The back room will transformed into the UNeK clothing blowout!!! It'll be crazy!!! Pat will be dancing naked, eating chips and cola. Scott will be yelling at kids. Dave will be playing solitaire. And Jay will be having a nervous breakdown. It'll be great. It starts December 22nd, and goes till the 24th. So don't miss out on some dirt cheap UNeK gear!!!!
Wednesday, December 13
Three more days kiddies!!!!! Indoor sessions are back on!!! It's on bitches!!! So come out and support your local skate scene. Or come out and skate with your local scenesters, your choice. 5 dollar admission will get you three hours of skating.
Sunday, December 10
The new DNA hoodies have arrived!!! You can stop phoning the shop about them now. Seriously. We have five new delicious colour combonations to satisfy your DNA hoody fever!!! But they won't last long.....so come and get yours now!!!! 50 bucks will get you this tasty treat.
Friday, December 8
One more day. Till the giant sale. Cheap stuff. Last pair shoes starting at 25 bucks, t-shirts starting at 10 bucks, hoodies for 20 bucks, new product on sale up to 30% off!!!!!! I know, we're freakin' crazy. So we'll see you there. And starting at 6pm is the art show extravaganza. Art by Jennifer Moisan, Russ Morland, and tunes by DJ Chuck Norris.
Thursday, December 7
...just a side note, and a reminder about the upcoming indoor session season. Nobody, I repeat nobody will be getting in without paying the $5.00 admission fee. No fronting, no pleading, no crying. So take some bottles back, don't spend your allowance on cigarettes, come and play us a game of Yahtzee for money, do some chores, get a job. There are many ways to obtain 5 dollars. Do it. First session is in one week and two days, Saturday December 16th.
Tuesday, December 5
New Vans in stock for Christmas. The new Anthony Van England shoe is one of the most functional skate shoes I've seen in a long time, well....since the Rowley squares came out. And guess what? We have a new colour of the Rowley squares in stock too!!! As well as the Rowley Classics. If you haven't tried on any of these shoes, well, that's your problem. It's time to do what your feet tell you people, put some great shoes on them. Good ol' fashion skate shoes. Brought to you by Vans.
Friday, December 1
The new I Path fuzzytime collection has arrived at the shop. You want to impress the ladies this holiday season? Well, you probably won't be able to, but a pair of these fabulous shoes will cheer your spirits. So come on down and slip your feet into these cozy collectables.
We are having a giant "pre-boxing day" sale on December 9th. The sale will run all day. Starting at 6pm we are hosting an art show by Jennifer Moisan, and a special live painting being done by Russ Morland. DJ Chuck Norris will be spinning live music, and there will be free coffee and finger foods. So tell your parents, tell your friends, bring a friend, bring your parents. It's going to be crazy, so I suggest coming early, and bringing lots of money.